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Research Reveals the Benefits of Meditation - PT385

Research Reveals the Benefits of Meditation

by Susan Taylor, PhD
(4.3 / 6080 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Healthcare practitioners in various disciplines and their patients use meditation. Meditation training has proved an effective adjunct therapy for many conditions and can be discussed as an option among healthcare providers. Healthcare programs are incorporating meditation into many clinical practices. Relaxation and meditation have been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of many diseases because they improve psychological and physical health. As complementary modalities, including meditation, gain more acceptance, healthcare providers as a team need to be informed about their uses and application to clinical practice. This course discusses meditation and the research supporting its use when caring for patients with a variety of conditions.


The goal of this program is to inform nurses, dietitians, dietary managers, fitness professionals, health educators, pharmacists, physical therapists, social workers, and EMTs and paramedics about the science related to the practice of meditation and its clinical application. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe two techniques of meditation
  • Identify research studies that support the use of meditation in healthcare
  • Discuss three diseases, conditions or symptoms shown to improve with the use of meditation

Susan Taylor has declared that she teaches meditation and nutrition and that she is marketing a meditation specialist board certification program to nurses.

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians, EMTs/paramedics, fitness professionals, health educators, pharmacists, physical therapists, and social workers.
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OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of continuing education for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 10/21/09 to 10/20/21.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/2010 to 01/31/2013; 1601004 for 02/01/2013 to 01/31/2016; and 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000275) with The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through September 30, 2018.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 13S1644 for 07/01/13 to 07/01/14; 14S1236 for 07/02/14 to 07/02/15; 15S1516 for 07/03/15 to 07/03/16; 16S1798 for 07/04/16 to 07/04/17; 17S5458 for 07/05/17 to 07/05/18); the Florida Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CP130020953 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; CP140021426 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; CP150024013 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15; CE16-27146 for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16; CE17-538996 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/17; CE18-538996 for 01/01/18 to 12/31/18); the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement (approval no. 5151 for 07/19/13 to 07/18/14; 5663 for 07/19/14 to 07/18/15; 6236 for 07/19/15 to 07/18/16; 2016-197 for 07/19/16 to 07/18/17; 2017-240 for 07/19/17 to 07/18/18); the Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy (approval no. PTCE004920 for 08/28/13 to 12/31/14; PTCE006775 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/16; PTCE010059 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/18); and the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 1355-2012 for 07/23/13 to 01/31/14; 225-2014 for 02/01/14 to 01/31/16; 2016-1397 for 02/01/16 to 01/31/18). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the Florida Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
This course has been approved by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 07/17/13 to 07/31/15; 07/31/15 to 07/31/17.
The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 437-4961 for 07/01/13 to 07/01/14). According to the Rules for the Administration of the Illinois Physical Therapy Act (section 13460.61) published by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant applying for re-licensure in Illinois can earn a maximum of 50 percent of their required continuing education hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 9/8/2016
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/8/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/8/2019


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Marguerite G - Bethlehem, PA  ·  Nov 06, 2018
Supports mindfulness training re: school based physical therapy clients.
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David F - San Marcos, CA  ·  Aug 09, 2018
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Renee C - franklin square, NY  ·  Aug 01, 2018
informative and interesting
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Danielle M - Northridge, CA  ·  Jun 19, 2018
It is good information and a wonderful thing that meditation can be taught as a part of therapy!
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Dianne W - La Canada, CA  ·  Jun 02, 2018
Good basic info with evidence of clinical application to many patients.
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Price: $19.00
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